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Football finds a new source of income in the wild west of crypto wibble | Soccer


FIVERCOIN ™, ANYONE?

What to give to those who have everything? The answer of football is, as always, more money. And there is a new source of income in the city, the wonderful world of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens. Everyone is involved, from Paul Pogba’s dragon eggs to the “Messiverse” crypto-art collections. Social Media Disgrace’s main star, Plain Old John Terry, is an advocate and last week he applauded Wayne Rooney for “making moves on the NFT [non-fungible token – Fiver Big Tech Ed] world. “Rooney features in a collection that also includes boxing legend Muhammad Ali, rugby legend Jonah Lomu, swedging legend Michael Bisping, and ice hockey dude Alex Ovechkin.

What does this all mean? Don’t ask us. The Fiver still keeps cash under a moldy MFI mattress, and if payday approaches, he writes a check to pay for the weekend’s supply of tin. You can stick your Switch card, or that cell-phone-motion-on-a-sensor you see The Kids make when they pay for their expensive IPAs and their avocado and mung bean salads.

Things get very confusing when press releases like this one from Manchester City go through the Fiver Towers mailbox. “We are excited to partner with 3Key on its journey to simplify the Decentralized Finance Business Analytics (DeFi) user experience through the power of soccer to engage with our fans with a variety of content and activations,” roared Stephen Cieplik, senior. from City Football Group vice-suit of Global Partnerships Sales last week.

Even more difficult to understand is the news that 3Key does not appear to have something called a fingerprint. This is apparently a bad thing, although it sounds similar to what Weird Uncle Fiver has been trying to achieve for a few years. After some astute internet detectives did some research, the City’s lawsuits had to confirm that they will not activate any association-related products or services unless all pertinent regulations have been met.

Meanwhile, the NFT graphics that soccer stars ask fans to pay for often resemble the kind of cartoonish scribbles seen on the school’s art department’s graffiti wall. They supposedly have a value in terms of cryptocurrencies that can be traded, even if you can right-click and save the jpeg yourself, in an echo of those happy Napster days and “home recording is killing the music.”

In short, football has found a new source of income. In good time, as sources of old money are undermined by the pandemic with inflation on the rise. Betting sponsorship may be selling out soon as a result of stricter regulation. And cryptocurrencies are by nature unregulated. This is the Wild West stage of crypto. As club football returns this weekend, you will find a crypto website sponsoring VARs in Serie A, clubs whipping “fan chips” and more jpegs on the various Disgrace sources of players’ social media. . What could go wrong?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We wish to state categorically that the accusations are frivolous, baseless and without merit and should be treated with all contempt. [they] deserve … [we] Ask the South African Federation to accept defeat responsibly and show respect for the achievements of the Black Stars on the field. This is not the first time that Ghana has beaten South Africa and it will not be the last time ”- some highlights from the 1,100-word response from the Ghana FA, after South Africa called for its World Cup Qualifier to be replayed Humans.

Ghana and South Africa in HRWC qualifying action.
Ghana and South Africa in HRWC qualifying action. Photograph: Phill Magakoe / AFP / Getty Images

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FIVE LETTERS

“Now there’s a lazy stereotype editor from Fiver [Wednesday’s Fiver]? They will be very busy, they will have to work faster than a Fiver trick trying to swallow the last of their [Snip! – Fiver Lazy Stereotype Editor] at closing time ”- Dan Davis.

“Back in the beginning of the millennium, Charlton was playing Mark Fish, Jorge Costa and John Fortune on the same defense. Sadly, they didn’t pick Luke Young to form the bottom line. ”- Dan Ashley.

“We thank you for recognizing Canada’s soccer existence – our victory at the Edmonton Iceteca was preceded by a victory over Panama that featured a goal that is unlike any other goal ever scored”- Clive Jones.

Send your letters to [email protected] And you can always Tweet The Fiver via @guardian_sport. Today’s winner of our award-winning card of the day is … Clive Jones.

NEWS, BITS AND BOBS

Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy and his cousin, Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy, have complained that the media has used images of them to accompany stories about Benjamin Mendy. “These ‘errors’ of the photos seem anecdotal, but in reality they are the opposite, they are very symbolic,” said Édouard on Social Media Disgrace Instagram.

$ tevie Mbe has wasted no time setting standards at Aston Villa. “The players must have the right mindset. Go further. They need to strive to be elite, ”he said about, er, banning ketchup from the canteen. $ tevie also channeled his inner PJ and Duncan [just us? – Fiver Ed] insisting that Villa was not a stepping stone back to Liverpool.

The Pope’s O’Rangers have appointed Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Gerrard’s successor. “I feel so lucky… I can’t wait to meet the incredible fans of the club again and start this new era for all of us,” the former O’Rangers player acclaimed.

Great Britain and Ireland’s bid for the 2030 World Cup still has a chance despite the pwopah naughty scenes around Wembley during the Euro 2020 final, according to Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston, anyway.

Jack Rodwell, do you remember? – has signed for Western Sydney Wanderers of the A-League Men, and could barely contain his excitement. “Since my wife is from West Sydney, the Wanderers were the perfect destination,” Rodwell gushed.

Not all AFs include supine suits. Denmark, for example, has pledged to draw attention to human rights abuses in Qatar; It is true, while playing in the World Cup for Human Rights, but we are where we are.

Reading agreed to a six-point deduction with the EFL, after owners that the EFL apparently considered to be the proper custodians of the club violated the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules.

And in the kind of foul you might expect to see on the touchline at Fiver FC, Exeter will have to replay its FA Cup tie with Bradford after sending six substitutes.

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Although he was never a showy writer, Lacey was held in special esteem and affection by his teammates and rivals who recognized his mix of wit, skill and knowledge of the game. The quality and integrity of his work kept him out of the frantic search for a scoop. ”- Richard Williams pays tribute to former Guardian soccer correspondent David Lacey, who has passed away at the age of 83.

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RIP, David. Photograph: Graham Turner / The Guardian

“I chided our team man Mike for playing too many Hollywood passes last week. I was fuming. We play Swans style ”- Swansea coach Russell Martin talks to Ben Fisher about his passing approach at Liberty – and his five-a-side team.

Just over a year before the World Cup for Human Rights – read this series on the situation of workers in Qatar and the legacy of abuse that overshadows the tournament.

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